Two people were killed and one badly injured in a knife attack Thursday morning in Trappes, a suburb west of Paris, according to France’s National Police. The attacker was also killed, police said.
Authorities have not yet given an indication of the motive for the attack but may have been a family dispute. The two people who were killed were the attacker’s mother and sister, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said.
Interior Minister Gérard Collomb told reporters in Trappes that “the attacker had serious psychiatric problems” and that he “was known for being a terror apologist. He was someone who was unstable rather than committed to terrorism and who might respond to a call from ISIS,” he said.
The person who was seriously injured was not a member of the family, Collomb added. The police investigation continues, he said. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq media outlet but did not provide any evidence to support the claim.